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3rd May '17 6:04:27 PM AgProv
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* Stage clothing worn by glam rockers of TheSeventies deliberately invoked this trope. Music/DavidBowie in his Ziggy Stardust days, for instance. Another example would be Robert Calvert, a founder-member of SpaceRock band Music/{{Hawkwind}}. The costumes here would very clearly go with the territory.
13th Apr '17 9:38:04 AM avon
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UsedFuture settings avert this with jumpsuits and coveralls with lots of pockets. Today, SpaceClothes are largely a thing of the past in TV and film (though not so much in comics or animation) as everyone goes military-style or [[NoNewFashionsInTheFuture contemporary]]. The problem with this is that people may well not wear those sorts of things in the future and aliens certainly wouldn't.

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UsedFuture settings avert this with jumpsuits and coveralls with lots of pockets. Today, SpaceClothes are largely a thing of the past in TV and film (though not so much in comics or animation) as everyone goes military-style or [[NoNewFashionsInTheFuture contemporary]]. From an out of universe production standpoint, avoiding space clothes can serve as a method of dodging the SciFiGhetto trap. The problem with this is that people may well not wear those sorts of things in the future and aliens certainly wouldn't.
1st Apr '17 10:47:59 PM Golondrina
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* The aliens in ''Manga/DearS'' dress in what could be considered space clothes. All of them are ornate, outlandish, brightly colored and clearly [[ChainOfCommand collared]]. They also have much more hair than your average human character.



* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'':
** After acquiring the final ship in the last arc, the cast upgrades from contemporary clothing to hilarious Space Clothes, including the super {{Stripperific}} kind for resident MsFanservice, Yoko. This is actually a homage to SuperRobot anime of the past set in space, such as ''Manga/GetterRobo''.
** Simon's outfit is just a recoloured and {{Stripperiffic}} version of [[Creator/LeijiMatsumoto Captain Harlock's]], another classic anime set in space. It also resembles what he wore pre-timeskip to a degree.
* ''Anime/LastExile'' has the Guild, who fit a great deal of "alien" stereotypes (live in space/the upper atmosphere, pointy ears, AnimeHair in a setting where everyone else's hair is relatively normal, etc.). Naturally, they have odd clothes to match; [[BigBad Delphine's]] bodysuit has to be seen to be believed.
* The aliens in ''Manga/DearS'' dress in what could be considered space clothes. All of them are ornate, outlandish, brightly colored and clearly [[ChainOfCommand collared]]. They also have much more hair than your average human character.



* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' uses space clothes for all its military forces -- check out the oh-so-[[TheSeventies '70s]] giant lapels on the pilot's uniforms, for instance. Especially its movie adaptation ''[[Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove Do You Remember Love?]]'', where the Valkyrie pilots get a suit that includes AwesomeButImpractical glowing shoulderpads and a chest-monitor-thingy when they're in full flying kit.
** Later ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' shows go to the other end of the extreme spectrum with their {{Latex Space Suit}}s.



* ''Anime/LastExile'' has the Guild, who fit a great deal of "alien" stereotypes (live in space/the upper atmosphere, pointy ears, AnimeHair in a setting where everyone else's hair is relatively normal, etc.). Naturally, they have odd clothes to match; [[BigBad Delphine's]] bodysuit has to be seen to be believed.
* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' uses space clothes for all its military forces -- check out the oh-so-[[TheSeventies '70s]] giant lapels on the pilot's uniforms, for instance. Especially its movie adaptation ''[[Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove Do You Remember Love?]]'', where the Valkyrie pilots get a suit that includes AwesomeButImpractical glowing shoulderpads and a chest-monitor-thingy when they're in full flying kit.
** Later ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' shows go to the other end of the extreme spectrum with their {{Latex Space Suit}}s.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'':
** After acquiring the final ship in the last arc, the cast upgrades from contemporary clothing to hilarious Space Clothes, including the super {{Stripperific}} kind for resident MsFanservice, Yoko. This is actually a homage to SuperRobot anime of the past set in space, such as ''Manga/GetterRobo''.
** Simon's outfit is just a recoloured and {{Stripperiffic}} version of [[Creator/LeijiMatsumoto Captain Harlock's]], another classic anime set in space. It also resembles what he wore pre-timeskip to a degree.



* In one ''ComicBook/TheFlash'' storyline, Wally thinks his cousins, who grew up in the 30th century, have followed in the family tradition, since they're wearing superhero costumes. Nope - that's just how people in the 30th century dress.



* In one ''ComicBook/TheFlash'' storyline, Wally thinks his cousins, who grew up in the 30th century, have followed in the family tradition, since they're wearing superhero costumes. Nope - that's just how people in the 30th century dress.



* Creator/PiersAnthony averted this trope and guaranteed that that his ''{{Adept}}'' series will never be ruined by Hollywood in one stroke by having almost everyone on Planet Proton walk around naked.
* [[{{stripperiffic}} Everyone's naked]] in the ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'' series by Edgar Rice Burroughs. [[PragmaticAdaptation Understandably]], this aspect never came up in the [[Film/JohnCarter film adaptation]].

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* Creator/PiersAnthony averted The illustrations of old pulp science fiction stories are a combination of this trope and guaranteed a bunch of other tropes, depending on who was drawing it. [[http://baseballcontinuum.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/screen-shot-2012-05-09-at-2-42-02-pm.png This image, for example, is a cross between 1950s ideas of space clothes with women wearing pseudo-medieval witch clothes.]]
* Asimov's ''Literature/TheBicentennialMan'', each new time period
that that protagonist lives through is introduced with a description of the current fashion. Most of the new clothing styles looks pretty silly to modern eyes (transparent clothing for women and tube top for men, really?).
* Creator/EdmondHamilton may have pulled out all the stops with
his ''{{Adept}}'' series will never be ruined by Hollywood descriptions of [[ShiningCity Shining Cities]] and weird alien planets but the clothing worn in one stroke by having almost everyone on Planet Proton walk around naked.
* [[{{stripperiffic}} Everyone's naked]]
his Space Operas are simple and comfortable tunics and leggings or sleeveless shirts, trousers and capes, emblazoned in the ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'' series by Edgar Rice Burroughs. [[PragmaticAdaptation Understandably]], this aspect never came up case of Star Kings with suitable heraldic symbols in the [[Film/JohnCarter film adaptation]].jewels.



* Jumpsuits seem to be the default garment of choice for humans in the ''Literature/HumanxCommonwealth'' series.
* In the ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' trilogy, the citizens of the Capitol wear ridiculous, extravagant clothes. The poor people living in the districts wear more practical clothes.
* [[{{stripperiffic}} Everyone's naked]] in the ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'' series by Edgar Rice Burroughs. [[PragmaticAdaptation Understandably]], this aspect never came up in the [[Film/JohnCarter film adaptation]].



* Creator/PiersAnthony averted this trope and guaranteed that that his ''{{Adept}}'' series will never be ruined by Hollywood in one stroke by having almost everyone on Planet Proton walk around naked.



* Asimov's ''Literature/TheBicentennialMan'', each new time period that protagonist lives through is introduced with a description of the current fashion. Most of the new clothing styles looks pretty silly to modern eyes (transparent clothing for women and tube top for men, really?).
* Jumpsuits seem to be the default garment of choice for humans in the ''Literature/HumanxCommonwealth'' series.
* Creator/EdmondHamilton may have pulled out all the stops with his descriptions of [[ShiningCity Shining Cities]] and weird alien planets but the clothing worn in his Space Operas are simple and comfortable tunics and leggings or sleeveless shirts, trousers and capes, emblazoned in the case of Star Kings with suitable heraldic symbols in jewels.
* The illustrations of old pulp science fiction stories are a combination of this and a bunch of other tropes, depending on who was drawing it. [[http://baseballcontinuum.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/screen-shot-2012-05-09-at-2-42-02-pm.png This image, for example, is a cross between 1950s ideas of space clothes with women wearing pseudo-medieval witch clothes.]]



* In the ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' trilogy, the citizens of the Capitol wear ridiculous, extravagant clothes. The poor people living in the districts wear more practical clothes.



* [[http://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/video/clips/digital-short-space-olympics/656361/ "Space Olympics."]] Also comes with Space ''Hair''. Specifically, you've got shiny jumpsuits for the hapless space athletes, and froofy ceremonial "space ambassador" clothes for the incompetent olympic space impressario. . .
* Alternative metal band Music/{{Powerman 5000}}, from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsV500W4BHU Atom Punk jumpsuits]] to what appear to be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnayvmyploE clothes made out of microchips.]]



* Little Boots in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McdqerXrwXE "Remedy."]]



* The stuff Earth, Wind, and Fire wears in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XOY7lsBVpo "Let's Groove"]] might well qualify.



* The stuff Earth, Wind, and Fire wears in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XOY7lsBVpo "Let's Groove"]] might well qualify.

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* The stuff Earth, Wind, and Fire wears Little Boots in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XOY7lsBVpo "Let's Groove"]] might well qualify.com/watch?v=McdqerXrwXE "Remedy."]]
* Alternative metal band Music/{{Powerman 5000}}, from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsV500W4BHU Atom Punk jumpsuits]] to what appear to be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnayvmyploE clothes made out of microchips.]]
* [[http://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/video/clips/digital-short-space-olympics/656361/ "Space Olympics."]] Also comes with Space ''Hair''. Specifically, you've got shiny jumpsuits for the hapless space athletes, and froofy ceremonial "space ambassador" clothes for the incompetent olympic space impressario...



* In ''Pinball/{{Centigrade 37}},'' the women wear multicolored jumpsuits, complete with boots and long gloves that leaves them almost completely covered.
* The protagonist in ''Pinball/{{Embryon}}'' wears a red and blue jumpsuit with a tight-fitting silver helmet.
* The joggers of ''Pinball/FutureSpa'' wear '''very''' tight, form-fitting jumpsuits cut to their navels.
* The warriors in Creator/{{Gottlieb}}'s ''Pinball/{{Gladiators}}'' wear full-body glowing orange PowerArmor.
* Everyone in ''Pinball/LaserWar'' wears identical sleeveless spandex jumpsuits, differentiated only by their Army's color.
* The heroes of ''Pinball/MacAttack'' wear form-fitting shiny spandex outfits with round aviator helmets.



* To tie into the then-upcoming release of ''The Motion Picture'', Bally modified the backglass art for their ''[[Pinball/StarTrekBally Star Trek]]'' pinball to match the movie costumes. The end result has Kirk, Spock, and [=McCoy=] traversing an alien planet in silver full-body jumpsuits.
* Similarly, the futuristic society of ''Pinball/{{Xenon}}'' shows everyone wearing one-piece unicolor jumpsuits.
* The warriors in Creator/{{Gottlieb}}'s ''Pinball/{{Gladiators}}'' wear full-body glowing orange PowerArmor.
* Creator/{{Gottlieb}}'s ''Target Alpha'' (a rethemed version of their earlier ''Pinball/ElDorado'') shows people in the future wearing garishly-colored jumpsuits and bright helmets with fins.

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* To tie into the then-upcoming release of ''The Motion Picture'', Bally modified the backglass art for their ''[[Pinball/StarTrekBally Star Trek]]'' pinball to match the movie costumes. The end result has Kirk, Spock, and [=McCoy=] traversing an alien planet in silver full-body jumpsuits.
* Similarly, the futuristic society of ''Pinball/{{Xenon}}'' shows everyone wearing one-piece unicolor jumpsuits.
* The warriors human resistance fighters in Creator/{{Gottlieb}}'s ''Pinball/{{Gladiators}}'' Creator/{{Zaccaria}}'s ''Pinball/{{Robot}}'' wear full-body glowing orange PowerArmor.
* Creator/{{Gottlieb}}'s ''Target Alpha'' (a rethemed version of their earlier ''Pinball/ElDorado'') shows people in the future wearing garishly-colored
jumpsuits and in bright helmets with fins.shades of green, purple, and pink.



* The heroes of ''Pinball/MacAttack'' wear form-fitting shiny spandex outfits with round aviator helmets.
* Everyone in ''Pinball/LaserWar'' wears identical sleeveless spandex jumpsuits, differentiated only by their Army's color.
* The human resistance fighters in Creator/{{Zaccaria}}'s ''Pinball/{{Robot}}'' wear full-body jumpsuits in bright shades of green, purple, and pink.
* The protagonist in ''Pinball/{{Embryon}}'' wears a red and blue jumpsuit with a tight-fitting silver helmet.

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* The heroes To tie into the then-upcoming release of ''Pinball/MacAttack'' wear form-fitting shiny spandex outfits with round aviator helmets.
* Everyone in ''Pinball/LaserWar'' wears identical sleeveless spandex jumpsuits, differentiated only by
''The Motion Picture'', Bally modified the backglass art for their Army's color.
*
''[[Pinball/StarTrekBally Star Trek]]'' pinball to match the movie costumes. The human resistance fighters end result has Kirk, Spock, and [=McCoy=] traversing an alien planet in Creator/{{Zaccaria}}'s ''Pinball/{{Robot}}'' wear [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/star-trek-bally-backglass-300_5222.jpg silver full-body jumpsuits.]]
* Creator/{{Gottlieb}}'s ''Target Alpha'' (a rethemed version of their earlier ''Pinball/ElDorado'') shows people in the future wearing garishly-colored
jumpsuits in and bright shades of green, purple, and pink.
* The protagonist in ''Pinball/{{Embryon}}'' wears a red and blue jumpsuit
helmets with a tight-fitting silver helmet.fins.



* In ''Pinball/{{Centigrade 37}},'' the women wear multicolored jumpsuits, complete with boots and long gloves that leaves them almost completely covered.
* The joggers of ''Pinball/FutureSpa'' wear '''very''' tight, form-fitting jumpsuits cut to their navels.

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* In ''Pinball/{{Centigrade 37}},'' the women wear multicolored jumpsuits, complete with boots and long gloves that leaves them almost completely covered.
* The joggers futuristic society of ''Pinball/FutureSpa'' wear '''very''' tight, form-fitting jumpsuits cut to their navels.''Pinball/{{Xenon}}'' shows everyone wearing one-piece unicolor jumpsuits.



* In ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'' most illustrations show people wearing stuff that appears to be covered in neon lights, most likely made of smart materials.



* Fashion in ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' has slid towards the sleek, gleaming and skin-tight over the course of the [[AlternateHistory alternate 1930s]], although more traditional outfits are still common.
* The illustrations in the ''TabletopGame/{{Trinity}}'' rulebook tended to do Space Clothing Done Right, with unusual but generally not bizarre or impractical garments.



* The illustrations in the TabletopGame/{{Trinity}} rulebook tended to do Space Clothing Done Right, with unusual but generally not bizarre or impractical garments.
* In ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'' most illustrations show people wearing stuff that appears to be covered in neon lights, most likely made of smart materials.
* Fashion in ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' has slid towards the sleek, gleaming and skin-tight over the course of the [[AlternateHistory alternate 1930s]], although more traditional outfits are still common.



* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' and its [[MemeticMutation future-blouse]].
** Though humans and Asari have equal shares in the Stripperific department, there.
*** Oddly enough, the first game plays the trope straight, with floor-length dresses for women and formal suits for men on the Citadel, while the second and third games introduce distinctively 21st-century clothing such as Shepard's hoodie and/or little black minidress. Maybe Shepard really likes going retro.
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' avoids this for the most part, though the working uniforms worn by UNSC Navy crewmen seem to have been inspired a bit by ''Star Trek'', particularly the color-coded versions worn by specialized personnel. Still, even those are fairly sensible in appearance.
** This may also be related to the real life practice of crewmen on aircraft carriers wearing different colors on the flight deck to indicate their job from a distance.
* ''VideoGame/{{Killzone}}'' features, among other things, PAGST helmets, 21st Century ballistic vests, and... orange sweaters.



* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' avoids this for the most part, though the working uniforms worn by UNSC Navy crewmen seem to have been inspired a bit by ''Star Trek'', particularly the color-coded versions worn by specialized personnel. Still, even those are fairly sensible in appearance.
** This may also be related to the real life practice of crewmen on aircraft carriers wearing different colors on the flight deck to indicate their job from a distance.
* ''VideoGame/{{Killzone}}'' features, among other things, PAGST helmets, 21st Century ballistic vests, and... orange sweaters.
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' and its [[MemeticMutation future-blouse]].
** Though humans and Asari have equal shares in the Stripperific department, there.
*** Oddly enough, the first game plays the trope straight, with floor-length dresses for women and formal suits for men on the Citadel, while the second and third games introduce distinctively 21st-century clothing such as Shepard's hoodie and/or little black minidress. Maybe Shepard really likes going retro.



* Just about ''every'' style from the ''Star Trek'' franchise can be worn in ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' Unsurprisingly, you'd actually be hard-pressed to find a player running around in the TMP costume, though there are a number of players who are clamoring for the "skant"



* Just about ''every'' style from the ''Star Trek'' franchise can be worn in ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' Unsurprisingly, you'd actually be hard-pressed to find a player running around in the TMP costume, though there are a number of players who are clamoring for the "skant"



* Present throughout the [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=010611 "GOFOTRON Champion of the Cosmos"]] arc from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', usually in the form of gaudily colored spandex jumpsuits.
* ''Webcomic/LastRes0rt'' plays around with this; civilian clothes are shown to be pretty contemporary, the player's uniforms (and the Star Org's, too) are spandex in all but name and are said to "shrink to fit"; more than a few of Jigsaw's outfits border on the outright bizarre; and Celigan fashion is downright stuck in the 70's.

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* Present throughout the ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'' usually dresses its characters in fairly mundane fashions, but CK himself dresses in a purple LatexSpacesuit [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=010611 "GOFOTRON Champion commanderkitty.com/2009/07/24/so-glad-you-called/ that gets a laugh out of the Cosmos"]] arc from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', usually in the form of gaudily colored spandex jumpsuits.
* ''Webcomic/LastRes0rt'' plays around with this; civilian clothes are shown to be pretty contemporary, the player's uniforms (and the Star Org's, too) are spandex in all but name and are said to "shrink to fit"; more than a few of Jigsaw's outfits border on the outright bizarre; and Celigan fashion is downright stuck in the 70's.
other characters.]]



* ''Webcomic/LastRes0rt'' plays around with this; civilian clothes are shown to be pretty contemporary, the player's uniforms (and the Star Org's, too) are spandex in all but name and are said to "shrink to fit"; more than a few of Jigsaw's outfits border on the outright bizarre; and Celigan fashion is downright stuck in the 70's.
* ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'': Pluto and Ceres' designs both invoke rubbery-looking spacesuits, though Pluto's lacks a helmet.
* Nicole in ''Webcomic/QuantumVibe'' usually just wears an anysuit that looks like a jumpsuit when powered down, but uses holograms to look like practically any form of clothing including all types of space clothes.



* Nicole in ''Webcomic/QuantumVibe'' usually just wears an anysuit that looks like a jumpsuit when powered down, but uses holograms to look like practically any form of clothing including all types of space clothes.
* ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'' usually dresses its characters in fairly mundane fashions, but CK himself dresses in a purple LatexSpacesuit [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2009/07/24/so-glad-you-called/ that gets a laugh out of the other characters.]]

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* Nicole in ''Webcomic/QuantumVibe'' usually just wears an anysuit that looks like a jumpsuit when powered down, but uses holograms to look like practically any form of clothing including all types of space clothes.
* ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'' usually dresses its characters in fairly mundane fashions, but CK himself dresses in a purple LatexSpacesuit
Present throughout the [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2009/07/24/so-glad-you-called/ that gets a laugh out sluggy.com/daily.php?date=010611 "GOFOTRON Champion of the other characters.]]Cosmos"]] arc from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', usually in the form of gaudily colored spandex jumpsuits.



* ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'': Pluto and Ceres' designs both invoke rubbery-looking spacesuits, though Pluto's lacks a helmet.



* [[Music/{{KISS}} Ace Frehley]], when performing-- later Tommy Thayer.
* Music/LadyGaga. Obviously.



* Music/LadyGaga. Obviously.
* [[Music/{{KISS}} Ace Frehley]], when performing-- later Tommy Thayer.
22nd Mar '17 9:15:05 PM avon
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* Just Space Clothes stuff that is just unbelievably silly. Huge shoulder pads, [[WeWillNotHavePocketsInTheFuture pocketless]] [[FutureSpandex spandex]], clashing colors or all pastels (the latter being common in more optimistic future settings as it gives the impression of warmth and congeniality), jackets that look like couch covers, reflective foil, long trailing skirts, capes, daft hair (or even dafter hats).

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* Just Space Clothes stuff that is just unbelievably silly. Huge shoulder pads, [[WeWillNotHavePocketsInTheFuture pocketless]] [[FutureSpandex spandex]], clashing colors or all pastels (the latter being common in more optimistic future settings as it gives the impression of warmth and congeniality), a sterile environment), jackets that look like couch covers, reflective foil, long trailing skirts, capes, daft hair (or even dafter hats).
22nd Mar '17 9:12:28 PM avon
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* Just Space Clothes stuff that is just unbelievably silly. Huge shoulder pads, [[WeWillNotHavePocketsInTheFuture pocketless]] [[FutureSpandex spandex]], clashing colors, jackets that look like couch covers, reflective foil, long trailing skirts, capes, daft hair (or even dafter hats).

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* Just Space Clothes stuff that is just unbelievably silly. Huge shoulder pads, [[WeWillNotHavePocketsInTheFuture pocketless]] [[FutureSpandex spandex]], clashing colors, colors or all pastels (the latter being common in more optimistic future settings as it gives the impression of warmth and congeniality), jackets that look like couch covers, reflective foil, long trailing skirts, capes, daft hair (or even dafter hats).
19th Mar '17 3:57:14 PM AthenaBlue
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* During the "Time Capsule" Showcases on ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'', the models would wear this type of costume as they revealed prizes to the theme songs of ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'' and the disco version of ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind''.
* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. Just watch Jenna and Cally go down to rescue the boys in 'Star One' clad in floor length skirts and six inch heels. And then there is Avon's fondness for leather and studs... The fourth and last season has some particularly silly clothes.
* The TV version of ''Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'':
** Zaphod Beeblebrox wears a suit apparently made of dayglo circuit boards. Granted, he ''was'' voted "Worst Dressed Sentient Being in the Universe" seven times running...
** An interesting aversion comes from the fact that Douglas Adams originally scripted a scene where the Heart of Gold ship creates a jump-suit for Arthur. The producer, however, realised that he would have been in his pyjamas until this point and kept him in them.



* The 1969-70 BritishSeries ''Series/{{UFO}}'', set in the [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture future world of 1980]]:
** The female moonbase personnel wear skin-tight, silver jumpsuits, while their earth-based colleagues wear white, even tighter, jumpsuits. Tthe interceptor pilots (all male) wear blue, not very tight, flight suits with white plastic belts and boots.
** The Moonbase BridgeBunnies also wear their trademark purple wigs, elaborate make-up, and cosmetic belt-kits (as seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuXIBOqBitg this famous scene]] which seems like a lot of trouble to go to for a ten minute coffee break... A non-canon explanation for the purple wigs is that they prevent static electricity on Moonbase, but that doesn't explain [[DoubleStandard why the men don't wear them, or why the women's jumpsuits are skintight while the men's aren't]].
** But not even the purple wigs are as strange as the Skydiver personnel who wear [[VaporWear fishnet shirts that show off their nipples]]. At least for the men - it is somewhat implied that [[{{Fanservice}} the same applies to the women]], but the few close-ups of female Skydiver crew show that their shirts have [[NippleAndDimed skin-coloured lining in the chest area]].
** ''Series/{{UFO}}'' also has a rare example of "Space Underclothes": In the first episode when the moonbase is shown, we see [[FanService a female crewmember getting dressed]]. Her panties and bra are silver metallic.
** Civilian clothes vary from playing the trope straight with outré futuristic designs to averting it with clothes rather similar to the real-world fashions of 1970.



* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. Just watch Jenna and Cally go down to rescue the boys in 'Star One' clad in floor length skirts and six inch heels. And then there is Avon's fondness for leather and studs... The fourth and last season has some particularly silly clothes.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The classic series was a repeat offender, but the new series has mostly avoided silvery spandex.
** The Thals in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E2TheDaleks "The Daleks"]] are the first ever example of this aesthetic in the whole show and the first set on an alien planet: ripped tight leggings and v-shaped mantles for the men, and long striped cloaks, leotards and funny black crown things for the women. It should be pointed out that these were a race of non-space-faring [[NobleSavage farmers with a tribalistic society]], living AfterTheEnd. By contrast, the AfterTheEnd human survivors from Season 2's ''The Dalek Invasion of Earth'' wear ragged modern day clothing.
** The Drahvin AmazonBrigade from Season 3's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E1Galaxy4 "Galaxy 4"]] all have beehive hairdos, little Florence Nightingale latex things and lace-up boots.
** The "planetarian" alien delegates in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E2MissionToTheUnknown "Mission to the Unknown"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E4TheDaleksMasterPlan "The Daleks' Master Plan"]] have the silliest clothes imaginable, like a space helmet with a pointy top.
** The scientists in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E3TheIceWarriors "The Ice Warriors"]] wear white jersey jumpsuits (for the men) and minidresses (for the women) with psychedelic patterns printed on them. Lampshaded by Jamie who makes an inappropriate comment to Victoria about the women's outfits.
** Zoe, being from an indeterminate point in the 21[[superscript:st]] century, wears these in every story, at least for a little bit. Check out her sparkly catsuit in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E2TheMindRobber "The Mind Robber"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E3TheInvasion "The Invasion"]], her vinyl miniskirt and jacket in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E4TheKrotons "The Krotons"]] and her short white jumpsuit covered in zips in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E6TheSpacePirates "The Space Pirates"]] for just a handful of examples.
** In Season 6's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E1TheDominators "The Dominators"]], Dulcians of all ages and both sexes wear these ballet tutu things complete with skirts.
** In "The Space Pirates", also in Season 6, Madelaine Issigri wears a pretty astonishing ensemble consisting of a quilted lurex bodysuit, a white gilet with a standup collar and an outrageous metallic hat that looks like a stylized beehive hairdo. See also the gold applique jumpsuits on the miners.
** The Time Lords in their big collars and robes, first seen in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin "The Deadly Assassin"]]. Possibly lampshaded as the outfit was designed partially to look good on most of the actors but stupid on Tom Baker, and it delivers.
** The robot-chic fashion in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E5TheRobotsOfDeath "The Robots of Death"]].
** Finally touched upon in the new series in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E7KillTheMoon "Kill the Moon"]], where Earthbound 2040s people wear exaggerated sci-fi undercut hairdos (undercuts being very fashionable in 2014), only they're considered formal enough that the Prime Minister can wear one.



* Civilian clothes in [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Gen]]-era ''Franchise/StarTrek'' are mostly [[TropesAreNotBad Space Clothes done right]] -- easy on contemporary eyes, but clearly ''not'' contemporary. In particular, [[WaistcoatOfStyle waistcoats/vests are back in a big way]], men's jackets tend to be made of patterned fabric and often lack lapels, and women wear [[ProperTightsWithASkirt opaque tights that match their skirts]]. However, it's worth pointing out that Franchise/StarTrek really only developed a decent non-uniform clothing style after several years of the TNG/[=DS9=] era had passed. Up until then civilian clothing tended to consist of all-too-obvious jumpsuits (Jake Sisko in the first season of ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' is a particularly bad example, as he's supposed to be a 14-year-old but goes around wearing what look like giant baby-gros).
** It's hard to tell whether ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' meant to play this straight or not - Neelix is usually the worst-dressed being imaginable, with complicated cuts and folds of an eye-hurting blend of colours, but that also feeds his AlternateCharacterInterpretation as an irritating sociopath. Guest aliens include people who appear to wear strings of [=LEDs=] and wrap themselves in shower curtains. Cyborg girl Seven of Nine has a 'dermaplastic garment' (more accurately described as a 'skintight catsuit' by fans) which in its first incarnation was bright silver (later becoming StarSpangledSpandex in purple, blue or brown). The holodeck AffectionateParody of 1930's sci-fi serials ''The Adventures of Captain Proton'' played this straight with the requisite HighCollarOfDoom, metallic silver robes, and silly headdresses.
*** The Ferengi civilian clothes are done quite notably well. Civilian Ferengi males typically wear clothing that is styled similarly to the uniforms of starship crew, but also different and more expensive-looking, in much the same manner that contemporary business attire resembles (usually older) military uniforms. (Until Quark and company came along, we didn't see any Ferengi that weren't crew on a ship.)
*** Their females are never seen, but this doesn't limit the ability to critique their clothes... as until the very end of [=DS9=] they didn't wear any.
** While "Done Right" seems to apply generally to races we're meant to like, "bad guy" races tend to fall pretty hard into the Space Clothes trap. The Romulan Star Empire and its epic love affair with insanely large shoulder pads leads the charge, followed up by the Cardassian military and their horrendously uncomfortable-looking work uniforms, apparently made from hard plastic.
** On the rare occasions when Federation civilians were seen [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the original series]], they tended to wear either the aforementioned jumpsuits (the standard outfit for non-Starfleet adult men, even when it makes no sense) or 1960s mod fashions (more-or-less reserved for women and children). In fact, the eventual look of Federation civilian clothes seems to have evolved from the mod fashions used in the original series. You can see the transition throughout ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' (mostly with children's costumes, since the adults tended wear uniforms, jumpsuits, or character-specific outfits).
*** [[http://sttngfashion.tumblr.com/ ST TNG Fashion]] focuses on, not unsurprisingly, fashion from ''Star Trek The Next Generation''.
** Also largely {{Averted}} on ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''--while on duty, Starfleet personnel wear flight suits that clearly look like flight suits, and simple T-shirts and polo shirts when off duty. Civilian officials, meanwhile, wear neckties and suits that aren't too different from modern-day business wear.
* In ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', the civilian personnel wear completely plausible uniforms (aside from fitting a bit too well), but you can see the Space Clothes inspiration. The military personnel, being normal modern Earth soldiers, wear normal modern Earth military gear. Some of the alien societies, on the other hand, go much further.
** The Wraith have the coolest clothing. While normal drones wear what looks like chitin and queens have gowns, officers are clad in black leather from neck to feet. Considering they are really pale and have white hair, this makes for a nice contrast. Travelers have a black and red version while Ancients and Asurans usually wear a futuristic white and cream-colored suit. Regarding the Vanir, they always tank around in copper-colored powered armor except in one case when they revealed their true nature: as [[spoiler:Asgards]], they are completely naked. And needless to say, Tau'ri wear [=BDUs=]. Genii clothing looks like WW2-era Soviet uniforms.



** One does have to wonder, however, about how Pesephone's return to [[RegencyEngland Regency]] fashions came about...
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
** ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' justified its famous miniskirts as being a symbol of Sixties liberation, but it's worth noting that spacewomen in 1950's TV sci-fi also had short skirts (e.g. Carol Carlisle in ''Series/{{Space Patrol|US}}'', and Vena Ray in ''Series/RockyJonesSpaceRanger'').
** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' also had some pretty cringe-worthy stuff early on, but moved further and further away from it as the series went on. The "[[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Starfleet_uniform_%282350s-2370s%29#Skant skant]]", the TNG version of the miniskirt uniform, was introduced for men as well as women. However, only background characters wore the skant after the {{pilot}}, and no male lead ever wore the skant. By the second season, it appeared only sparingly, this time worn with pants underneath, before disappearing altogether with the season three uniform update. It only came back for the GrandFinale because of the scenes set during the events of the pilot, [[ContinuityNod when Troi wore the skant]].

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** One does have to wonder, however, about how Pesephone's Persephone's return to [[RegencyEngland Regency]] fashions came about...
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
** ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' justified its famous miniskirts as being a symbol of Sixties liberation, but it's worth noting that spacewomen in 1950's TV sci-fi also had short skirts (e.g. Carol Carlisle in ''Series/{{Space Patrol|US}}'', and Vena Ray in ''Series/RockyJonesSpaceRanger'').
** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' also had some pretty cringe-worthy stuff early on, but moved further and further away from it as the series went on. The "[[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Starfleet_uniform_%282350s-2370s%29#Skant skant]]", the TNG version of the miniskirt uniform, was introduced for men as well as women. However, only background characters wore the skant after the {{pilot}}, and no male lead ever wore the skant. By the second season, it appeared only sparingly, this time worn with pants underneath, before disappearing altogether with the season three uniform update. It only came back for the GrandFinale because of the scenes set during the events of the pilot, [[ContinuityNod when Troi wore the skant]].
about...



* An episode of SCTV involving a spaceflight to upgrade a TV satellite (ItMakesSenseInContext) had the mission crew wearing jump suits with the shoulder seam rolls that show these are Space Clothes.
* ''Series/{{Space 1999}}'' was obviously an influence on ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'' with its double knit uniforms in taupe. One standout design feature was the single colored sleeve that told the audience what department the character was in. Season Two added an orange parka that actually made them less Space Clothes-like. As appropriate for a 1970's production, the first-season uniforms were completely unisex, and deliberately designed to avoid sexualizing the women. In the second season, some of the women wore skirts as an alternative to trousers. Today, the [[ZeeRust design practically screams mid-1970's]] (and is, of course, not at all like what people actually wore in 1999) with the flared trousers, broad plastic belts, and braless look for the women.

to:

* An episode The TV version of SCTV involving ''Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'':
** Zaphod Beeblebrox wears
a spaceflight to upgrade a TV satellite (ItMakesSenseInContext) had suit apparently made of dayglo circuit boards. Granted, he ''was'' voted "Worst Dressed Sentient Being in the mission crew wearing jump suits with Universe" seven times running...
** An interesting aversion comes from
the shoulder seam rolls fact that show these are Space Clothes.
Douglas Adams originally scripted a scene where the Heart of Gold ship creates a jump-suit for Arthur. The producer, however, realised that he would have been in his pyjamas until this point and kept him in them.
* ''Series/{{Space 1999}}'' was obviously an influence Understated example: the society of ''Series/OtherSpace'' mocks the ancient tradition of neckties in favor of more sartorially refined collar balls.
* During the "Time Capsule" Showcases
on ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'', the models would wear this type of costume as they revealed prizes to the theme songs of ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'' with its double knit uniforms in taupe. One standout design feature was and the single colored sleeve that told the audience what department the character was in. Season Two added an orange parka that actually made them less Space Clothes-like. As appropriate for a 1970's production, the first-season uniforms were completely unisex, and deliberately designed to avoid sexualizing the women. In the second season, some disco version of the women wore skirts as an alternative to trousers. Today, the [[ZeeRust design practically screams mid-1970's]] (and is, of course, not at all like what people actually wore in 1999) with the flared trousers, broad plastic belts, and braless look for the women.''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind''.



* Classic ''Series/DoctorWho'' was a repeat offender, but the new series has mostly avoided silvery spandex.
** The Thals in "The Daleks" are the first ever example of this aesthetic in the whole show and the first set on an alien planet: ripped tight leggings and v-shaped mantles for the men, and long striped cloaks, leotards and funny black crown things for the women. It should be pointed out that these were a race of non-space-faring [[NobleSavage farmers with a tribalistic society]], living AfterTheEnd. By contrast, the AfterTheEnd human survivors from Season 2's ''The Dalek Invasion of Earth'' wear ragged modern day clothing.
** The Drahvin AmazonBrigade from Season 3's "Galaxy 4" all have beehive hairdos, little Florence Nightingale latex things and lace-up boots. From the same season the "planetarian" alien delegates in ''Mission to the Unknown'' and ''The Daleks' Masterplan'' have the silliest clothes imaginable, like a space helmet with a pointy top.
** The scientists in "The Ice Warriors" wear white jersey jumpsuits (for the men) and minidresses (for the women) with psychedelic patterns printed on them. Lampshaded by Jamie who makes an inappropriate comment to Victoria about the women's outfits.
** Zoe, being from an indeterminate point in the 21st century, wears these in every story, at least for a little bit. Check out her sparkly catsuit in "The Mind Robber" and "The Invasion", her vinyl miniskirt and jacket in "The Krotons" and her short white jumpsuit covered in zips in "The Space Pirates" for just a handful of examples.
** In Season 6's "The Dominators", Dulcians of all ages and both sexes wear these ballet tutu things complete with skirts.
** In "The Space Pirates", also in Season 6, Madelaine Issigri wears a pretty astonishing ensemble consisting of a quilted lurex bodysuit, a white gilet with a standup collar and an outrageous metallic hat that looks like a stylised beehive hairdo. See also the gold applique jumpsuits on the miners.
** The Time Lords in their big collars and robes. Possibly lampshaded as the outfit was designed partially to look good on most of the actors but stupid on Tom Baker, and it delivers.
** The robot-chic fashion in "The Robots of Death".
** Finally touched upon in the new series in "Kill the Moon", where Earthbound 2040s people wear exaggerated scifi undercut hairdos (undercuts being very fashionable in 2014), only they're considered formal enough that the Prime Minister can wear one.
* Understated example: the society of ''Series/OtherSpace'' mocks the ancient tradition of neckties in favor of more sartorially refined collar balls.

to:

* Classic ''Series/DoctorWho'' was An episode of ''Series/{{SCTV}}'' involving a repeat offender, but spaceflight to upgrade a TV satellite (ItMakesSenseInContext) had the new series has mostly avoided silvery spandex.
** The Thals in "The Daleks" are
mission crew wearing jump suits with the first ever example of this aesthetic in the whole shoulder seam rolls that show these are Space Clothes.
* ''Series/{{Space 1999}}'' was obviously an influence on ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'' with its double knit uniforms in taupe. One standout design feature was the single colored sleeve that told the audience what department the character was in. Season Two added an orange parka that actually made them less Space Clothes-like. As appropriate for a 1970's production, the first-season uniforms were completely unisex,
and the first set on an alien planet: ripped tight leggings and v-shaped mantles for the men, and long striped cloaks, leotards and funny black crown things for deliberately designed to avoid sexualizing the women. In the second season, some of the women wore skirts as an alternative to trousers. Today, the [[ZeeRust design practically screams mid-1970's]] (and is, of course, not at all like what people actually wore in 1999) with the flared trousers, broad plastic belts, and braless look for the women.
* In ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', the civilian personnel wear completely plausible uniforms (aside from fitting a bit too well), but you can see the Space Clothes inspiration. The military personnel, being normal modern Earth soldiers, wear normal modern Earth military gear. Some of the alien societies, on the other hand, go much further.
** The Wraith have the coolest clothing. While normal drones wear what looks like chitin and queens have gowns, officers are clad in black leather from neck to feet. Considering they are really pale and have white hair, this makes for a nice contrast. Travelers have a black and red version while Ancients and Asurans usually wear a futuristic white and cream-colored suit. Regarding the Vanir, they always tank around in copper-colored powered armor except in one case when they revealed their true nature: as [[spoiler:Asgard]], they are completely naked. And needless to say, Tau'ri wear [=BDUs=]. Genii clothing looks like WW2-era Soviet uniforms.
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
** ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' justified its famous miniskirts as being a symbol of Sixties liberation, but it's worth noting that spacewomen in 1950's TV sci-fi also had short skirts (e.g. Carol Carlisle in ''Series/{{Space Patrol|US}}'', and Vena Ray in ''Series/RockyJonesSpaceRanger'').
** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' also had some pretty cringe-worthy stuff early on, but moved further and further away from it as the series went on. The "[[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Starfleet_uniform_%282350s-2370s%29#Skant skant]]", the TNG version of the miniskirt uniform, was introduced for men as well as women. However, only background characters wore the skant after the {{pilot}}, and no male lead ever wore the skant. By the second season, it appeared only sparingly, this time worn with pants underneath, before disappearing altogether with the season three uniform update.
It should only came back for the GrandFinale because of the scenes set during the events of the pilot, [[ContinuityNod when Troi wore the skant]].
* Civilian clothes in [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Gen]]-era ''Franchise/StarTrek'' are mostly [[TropesAreNotBad Space Clothes done right]] -- easy on contemporary eyes, but clearly ''not'' contemporary. In particular, [[WaistcoatOfStyle waistcoats/vests are back in a big way]], men's jackets tend to
be pointed made of patterned fabric and often lack lapels, and women wear [[ProperTightsWithASkirt opaque tights that match their skirts]]. However, it's worth pointing out that these were Franchise/StarTrek really only developed a race decent non-uniform clothing style after several years of non-space-faring [[NobleSavage farmers the TNG/[=DS9=] era had passed. Up until then civilian clothing tended to consist of all-too-obvious jumpsuits (Jake Sisko in the first season of ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' is a particularly bad example, as he's supposed to be a 14-year-old but goes around wearing what look like giant baby-gros).
** It's hard to tell whether ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' meant to play this straight or not - Neelix is usually the worst-dressed being imaginable,
with complicated cuts and folds of an eye-hurting blend of colours, but that also feeds his AlternateCharacterInterpretation as an irritating sociopath. Guest aliens include people who appear to wear strings of [=LEDs=] and wrap themselves in shower curtains. Cyborg girl Seven of Nine has a tribalistic society]], living AfterTheEnd. By contrast, the AfterTheEnd human survivors from Season 2's 'dermaplastic garment' (more accurately described as a 'skintight catsuit' by fans) which in its first incarnation was bright silver (later becoming StarSpangledSpandex in purple, blue or brown). The holodeck AffectionateParody of 1930's sci-fi serials ''The Dalek Invasion Adventures of Earth'' Captain Proton'' played this straight with the requisite HighCollarOfDoom, metallic silver robes, and silly headdresses.
*** The Ferengi civilian clothes are done quite notably well. Civilian Ferengi males typically
wear ragged modern day clothing.clothing that is styled similarly to the uniforms of starship crew, but also different and more expensive-looking, in much the same manner that contemporary business attire resembles (usually older) military uniforms. (Until Quark and company came along, we didn't see any Ferengi that weren't crew on a ship.)
*** Their females are never seen, but this doesn't limit the ability to critique their clothes... as until the very end of [=DS9=] they didn't wear any.
** While "Done Right" seems to apply generally to races we're meant to like, "bad guy" races tend to fall pretty hard into the Space Clothes trap. The Romulan Star Empire and its epic love affair with insanely large shoulder pads leads the charge, followed up by the Cardassian military and their horrendously uncomfortable-looking work uniforms, apparently made from hard plastic.
** On the rare occasions when Federation civilians were seen [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the original series]], they tended to wear either the aforementioned jumpsuits (the standard outfit for non-Starfleet adult men, even when it makes no sense) or 1960s mod fashions (more-or-less reserved for women and children). In fact, the eventual look of Federation civilian clothes seems to have evolved from the mod fashions used in the original series. You can see the transition throughout ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' (mostly with children's costumes, since the adults tended wear uniforms, jumpsuits, or character-specific outfits).
*** [[http://sttngfashion.tumblr.com/ ST TNG Fashion]] focuses on, not unsurprisingly, fashion from ''Star Trek The Next Generation''.
** Also largely {{Averted}} on ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''--while on duty, Starfleet personnel wear flight suits that clearly look like flight suits, and simple T-shirts and polo shirts when off duty. Civilian officials, meanwhile, wear neckties and suits that aren't too different from modern-day business wear.
* The 1969-70 BritishSeries ''Series/{{UFO}}'', set in the [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture future world of 1980]]:
** The female moonbase personnel wear skin-tight, silver jumpsuits, while their Earth-based colleagues wear white, even tighter, jumpsuits. Tthe interceptor pilots (all male) wear blue, not very tight, flight suits with white plastic belts and boots.

** The Drahvin AmazonBrigade from Season 3's "Galaxy 4" all have beehive hairdos, little Florence Nightingale latex things Moonbase BridgeBunnies also wear their trademark purple wigs, elaborate make-up, and lace-up boots. From the same season the "planetarian" alien delegates cosmetic belt-kits (as seen in ''Mission to the Unknown'' and ''The Daleks' Masterplan'' have the silliest clothes imaginable, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuXIBOqBitg this famous scene]]) which seems like a space helmet with lot of trouble to go to for a pointy top.
** The scientists in "The Ice Warriors"
ten minute coffee break... A non-canon explanation for the purple wigs is that they prevent static electricity on Moonbase, but that doesn't explain [[DoubleStandard why the men don't wear white jersey jumpsuits (for the men) and minidresses (for the women) with psychedelic patterns printed on them. Lampshaded by Jamie who makes an inappropriate comment to Victoria about them, or why the women's outfits.
** Zoe, being from an indeterminate point in
jumpsuits are skintight while the 21st century, wears these in every story, at men's aren't]].
** But not even the purple wigs are as strange as the Skydiver personnel who wear [[VaporWear fishnet shirts that show off their nipples]]. At
least for a little bit. Check out her sparkly catsuit in "The Mind Robber" and "The Invasion", her vinyl miniskirt and jacket in "The Krotons" and her short white jumpsuit covered in zips in "The Space Pirates" for just a handful of examples.
** In Season 6's "The Dominators", Dulcians of all ages and both sexes wear these ballet tutu things complete with skirts.
** In "The Space Pirates", also in Season 6, Madelaine Issigri wears a pretty astonishing ensemble consisting of a quilted lurex bodysuit, a white gilet with a standup collar and an outrageous metallic hat
the men - it is somewhat implied that looks like a stylised beehive hairdo. See also [[{{Fanservice}} the gold applique jumpsuits on same applies to the miners.
** The Time Lords in
women]], but the few close-ups of female Skydiver crew show that their big collars and robes. Possibly lampshaded as the outfit was designed partially to look good on most of the actors but stupid on Tom Baker, and it delivers.
** The robot-chic fashion in "The Robots of Death".
** Finally touched upon
shirts have [[NippleAndDimed skin-coloured lining in the new series in "Kill chest area]].
** ''Series/{{UFO}}'' also has a rare example of "Space Underclothes": In
the Moon", where Earthbound 2040s people wear exaggerated scifi undercut hairdos (undercuts being very fashionable in 2014), only they're considered formal enough that first episode when the Prime Minister can wear one.
* Understated example:
moonbase is shown, we see [[FanService a female crewmember getting dressed]]. Her panties and bra are silver metallic.
** Civilian clothes vary from playing
the society of ''Series/OtherSpace'' mocks trope straight with outré futuristic designs to averting it with clothes rather similar to the ancient tradition real-world fashions of neckties in favor of more sartorially refined collar balls.1970.
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* In one ''TheFlash'' storyline, Wally thinks his cousins, who grew up in the 30th century, have followed in the family tradition, since they're wearing superhero costumes. Nope - that's just how people in the 30th century dress.

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* In one ''TheFlash'' ''ComicBook/TheFlash'' storyline, Wally thinks his cousins, who grew up in the 30th century, have followed in the family tradition, since they're wearing superhero costumes. Nope - that's just how people in the 30th century dress.



* A more realistic version in ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. Though early on we see Dr. Floyd travelling through space in a casual suit as well as a few people on the space station dressed similarly, the Stewardesses are seen wearing a strange white suit which includes a round hat and magnetic shoes; it looks odd but the design is somewhat practical (the shoes are designed so they can walk down aisles in zero-gravity, while the hats are probably to keep their hair from floating all over the place). However, on board ''Discovery'', Dave and Frank are simply wearing gray jumpsuits like you'd expect from real astronauts.
* Mostly averted in ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', where almost everyone is military or working-class, and is dressed accordingly. The only detail of note is that the suit jackets worn by company man Paul Reiser are tailored with the collar ''up.''
* ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII''
** Future fashion in this movie tended towards ridiculously silly. '''Two''' neckties?
** Even 20th Century fashions that survived to 2015 didn't make it through unscathed. For instance, teens wear blue jeans inside out.
* The 70s sci-fi/fantasy film ''Film/{{Barbarella}}'' features the eponymous heroine and her extensive wardrobe, which comes in handy as so many of her outfits often made from perspex, plastic, fur, chainmail, or vinyl get destroyed during the course of the movie. The citizens of Sogo on Tau Ceti XVI, which Barbarella is sent to investigate, favour bondage-themed outfits, featuring leather and chains.
* Parodied in ''Film/BillAndTedsBogusJourney'', where people from Rufus's time wear ridiculously huge boots made of what looks like foam packing material. Yes, the BigBad even dresses his Mooks like this, but ''all in black so they'll look scary''.
* ''Film/DudeWheresMyCar'':
** Played for laughs with the followers of Zoltan, whose "interstellar jumpsuits" are hoodies made of bubble wrap. The aliens, though, wear tight-fitting leather.
** The giant alien chick, though, wears a {{stripperiffic}} bra-and-miniskirt outfit. And yes, anyone who she steps over can see up her skirt.



* ''Film/TheFifthElement'' has a plethora of clothing made out of plastic and rubber. Luc Besson and Milla Jovovich have connections to the fashion industry, so the costumes were designed by Jean-Paul Gaultier and worn by a number of runway models, including Jovovich herself.
* The original ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|Serial}}'' serials set the standard for "Space Clothes" back in the '30s. The [[Film/FlashGordon1980 Movie]] turned it UpToEleven.
* Averted in the 1951 ''Film/FlightToMars''. Our heroes disembark for an InterplanetaryVoyage wearing ordinary clothes and fedoras, while TheChick is wearing a skirt despite having to climb up ladders in the RetroRocket.
* ''Film/MacheteKills''. [[BigBad Voz]] is giving a RousingSpeech to his guests whom he's invited to go into space with him to escape TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. He then tells everyone to change clothes, and they all strip off their ballroom gowns and tuxedos to reveal dorky space clothes. Justified as the BigBad is a [[NerdInEvilsHelmet sci-fi fan]].
* In ''Film/ProjectMoonbase'', United States Space Force astronauts dress casually in shorts, tops and tight-fitting skullcaps (presumably to stop one's hair floating about in zero-gravity).
* In ''Film/SpaceMutiny'', the men have space clothes, most women wear {{stripperiffic}} outfits.
* ''Film/StarshipInvasions'' features quite a few variations of Space Clothes, from [[{{stripperiffic}} tinfoil bikinis]] to the bad guys' goofy shapeless hat/hood things.



** Everybody in the galaxy far, far away has a fantastical design to their clothing. Upper class citizens dress in primary colors, and often some sort of robe. Middle to lower class dress in contemporary clothes, but often bulkier (or just dull robes similar to Jedi). Han Solo dresses like a gunslinger, and then of course we have the Jedi Robes, which are based on monks. Most species that can be called a GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe wear {{Stripperific}} clothing, or just dress skimpy.
** Padme Amidala wears particularly improbable clothing, though it's influenced by actual Mongolian and Russian royal fashion.
* In ''Film/SpaceMutiny'', the men have space clothes, most women wear {{stripperiffic}} outfits.
* ''Film/StarshipInvasions'' features quite a few variations of Space Clothes, from [[{{stripperiffic}} tinfoil bikinis]] to the bad guys' goofy shapeless hat/hood things.
* ''Film/TheFifthElement'' has a plethora of clothing made out of plastic and rubber. Luc Besson and Milla Jovovich have connections to the fashion industry, so the costumes were designed by Jean-Paul Gaultier and worn by a number of runway models, including Jovovich herself.
* In ''Film/ProjectMoonbase'', United States Space Force astronauts dress casually in shorts, tops and tight-fitting skullcaps (presumably to stop one's hair floating about in zero-gravity).
* Parodied in ''Film/BillAndTedsBogusJourney'', where people from Rufus's time wear ridiculously huge boots made of what looks like foam packing material. Yes, the BigBad even dresses his Mooks like this, but ''all in black so they'll look scary''.
* ''Film/DudeWheresMyCar'':
** Played for laughs with the followers of Zoltan, whose "interstellar jumpsuits" are hoodies made of bubble wrap. The aliens, though, wear tight-fitting leather.
** The giant alien chick, though, wears a {{stripperiffic}} bra-and-miniskirt outfit. And yes, anyone who she steps over can see up her skirt.
* ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII''
** Future fashion in this movie tended towards ridiculously silly. '''Two''' neckties?
** Even 20th Century fashions that survived to 2015 didn't make it through unscathed. For instance, teens wear blue jeans inside out.
* The original ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|Serial}}'' serials set the standard for "Space Clothes" back in the '30s. The [[Film/FlashGordon1980 Movie]] turned it UpToEleven.
* A more realistic version in Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey. Though early on we see Dr. Floyd travelling through space in a casual suit as well as a few people on the space station dressed similarly, the Stewardesses are seen wearing a strange white suit which includes a round hat and magnetic shoes; it looks odd but the design is somewhat practical (the shoes are designed so they can walk down aisles in zero-gravity, while the hats are probably to keep their hair from floating all over the place). However, on board ''Discovery'', Dave and Frank are simply wearing gray jumpsuits like you'd expect from real astronauts.
* Averted in the 1951 ''Film/FlightToMars''. Our heroes disembark for an InterplanetaryVoyage wearing ordinary clothes and fedoras, while TheChick is wearing a skirt despite having to climb up ladders in the RetroRocket.
* Mostly averted in ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', where almost everyone is military or working-class, and is dressed accordingly. The only detail of note is that the suit jackets worn by company man Paul Reiser are tailored with the collar ''up.''
* The 70s sci-fi/fantasy film ''Film/{{Barbarella}}'' features the eponymous heroine and her extensive wardrobe, which comes in handy as so many of her outfits often made from perspex, plastic, fur, chainmail, or vinyl get destroyed during the course of the movie. The citizens of Sogo on Tau Ceti XVI, which Barbarella is sent to investigate, favour bondage-themed outfits, featuring leather and chains.
* ''Film/MacheteKills''. [[BigBad Voz]] is giving a RousingSpeech to his guests whom he's invited to go into space with him to escape TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. He then tells everyone to change clothes, and they all strip off their ballroom gowns and tuxedos to reveal dorky space clothes. Justified as the BigBad is a [[NerdInEvilsHelmet sci-fi fan]].

to:

** Everybody in the galaxy far, far away has a fantastical design to their clothing. Upper class citizens dress in primary colors, and often some sort of robe. Middle to lower class dress in contemporary clothes, but often bulkier (or just dull robes similar to Jedi). Han Solo dresses like a gunslinger, and then of course we have the Jedi Robes, Jedi's robes, which are based on monks. Most species that can be called a GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe wear {{Stripperific}} clothing, or just dress skimpy.
** Padme Padmé Amidala wears particularly improbable clothing, though it's influenced by actual Mongolian and Russian royal fashion.
* In ''Film/SpaceMutiny'', the men have space clothes, most women wear {{stripperiffic}} outfits.
* ''Film/StarshipInvasions'' features quite a few variations of Space Clothes, from [[{{stripperiffic}} tinfoil bikinis]] to the bad guys' goofy shapeless hat/hood things.
* ''Film/TheFifthElement'' has a plethora of clothing made out of plastic and rubber. Luc Besson and Milla Jovovich have connections to the fashion industry, so the costumes were designed by Jean-Paul Gaultier and worn by a number of runway models, including Jovovich herself.
* In ''Film/ProjectMoonbase'', United States Space Force astronauts dress casually in shorts, tops and tight-fitting skullcaps (presumably to stop one's hair floating about in zero-gravity).
* Parodied in ''Film/BillAndTedsBogusJourney'', where people from Rufus's time wear ridiculously huge boots made of what looks like foam packing material. Yes, the BigBad even dresses his Mooks like this, but ''all in black so they'll look scary''.
* ''Film/DudeWheresMyCar'':
** Played for laughs with the followers of Zoltan, whose "interstellar jumpsuits" are hoodies made of bubble wrap. The aliens, though, wear tight-fitting leather.
** The giant alien chick, though, wears a {{stripperiffic}} bra-and-miniskirt outfit. And yes, anyone who she steps over can see up her skirt.
* ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII''
** Future fashion in this movie tended towards ridiculously silly. '''Two''' neckties?
** Even 20th Century fashions that survived to 2015 didn't make it through unscathed. For instance, teens wear blue jeans inside out.
* The original ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|Serial}}'' serials set the standard for "Space Clothes" back in the '30s. The [[Film/FlashGordon1980 Movie]] turned it UpToEleven.
* A more realistic version in Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey. Though early on we see Dr. Floyd travelling through space in a casual suit as well as a few people on the space station dressed similarly, the Stewardesses are seen wearing a strange white suit which includes a round hat and magnetic shoes; it looks odd but the design is somewhat practical (the shoes are designed so they can walk down aisles in zero-gravity, while the hats are probably to keep their hair from floating all over the place). However, on board ''Discovery'', Dave and Frank are simply wearing gray jumpsuits like you'd expect from real astronauts.
* Averted in the 1951 ''Film/FlightToMars''. Our heroes disembark for an InterplanetaryVoyage wearing ordinary clothes and fedoras, while TheChick is wearing a skirt despite having to climb up ladders in the RetroRocket.
* Mostly averted in ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', where almost everyone is military or working-class, and is dressed accordingly. The only detail of note is that the suit jackets worn by company man Paul Reiser are tailored with the collar ''up.''
* The 70s sci-fi/fantasy film ''Film/{{Barbarella}}'' features the eponymous heroine and her extensive wardrobe, which comes in handy as so many of her outfits often made from perspex, plastic, fur, chainmail, or vinyl get destroyed during the course of the movie. The citizens of Sogo on Tau Ceti XVI, which Barbarella is sent to investigate, favour bondage-themed outfits, featuring leather and chains.
* ''Film/MacheteKills''. [[BigBad Voz]] is giving a RousingSpeech to his guests whom he's invited to go into space with him to escape TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. He then tells everyone to change clothes, and they all strip off their ballroom gowns and tuxedos to reveal dorky space clothes. Justified as the BigBad is a [[NerdInEvilsHelmet sci-fi fan]].
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7th Mar '17 4:32:58 AM JackG
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*** According to ''Spacesuit: Designing Apollo'', 'thermal control' was just an excuse, and the actual reason was this trope -- silver suits matched the public's idea of 'futuristic', otherwise there was no practical reason.
23rd Feb '17 7:56:57 AM StarTropes
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** Also largely {{Averted}} on ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''--while on duty, Starfleet personnel wear flight suits that clearly look like flight suits, and simple T-shirts and polo shirts when off duty. Civilian officials, meanwhile, wear neckties and suits that aren't too different from modern-day business wear.
10th Jan '17 5:28:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* Alternative metal band {{Powerman 5000}}, from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsV500W4BHU Atom Punk jumpsuits]] to what appear to be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnayvmyploE clothes made out of microchips.]]

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* Alternative metal band {{Powerman Music/{{Powerman 5000}}, from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsV500W4BHU Atom Punk jumpsuits]] to what appear to be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnayvmyploE clothes made out of microchips.]]



* {{Lights}} wears a spacey minidress outfit in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7_ucPlzaiA "Drive My Soul,"]] in accordance with the video's RaygunGothic theme.

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* {{Lights}} Music/{{Lights}} wears a spacey minidress outfit in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7_ucPlzaiA "Drive My Soul,"]] in accordance with the video's RaygunGothic theme.
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